May the 4th be……not what you were expecting, is it?

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I’m going to ignore all of the “May the 4th be with you” jokes that have popped up on this date for many years to remind Americans about a tragic happening that took place on this date in 1970.

Yes, it was 50 years ago today that National Guard troops in Ohio fired on Vietnam war protesters at Kent State University, killing 4 students.

“Four Dead in Ohio” was the news headline.  The event and the times in which it took place were immortalized in this musical history lesson from this Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young song.  The lyric, “What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground!”, gives me goose bumps.

Apparently, tear gas that had been used to disperse the crowd was ineffective because it was too windy that day. So, the students were fired upon.

Today will become quite windy on Delmarva under mostly sunny skies with a high in the upper 60’s. This is the beginning of an extended period of time where we will experience cooler than normal temperatures. It may last for close to 10 days. Tomorrow should only reach the upper 50’s under cloudy skies.




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